Viridis Lux Mundi
The Green Fire
“Remember the Love. Green fire is the sign of the new body our love engenders in a bed of dawn. Green fire licks all pride from the skull soaks each trembling cell with heaven” ~ Rumi
“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.” – Aldo Leopold
“The Word is living, being, spirit, all verdant greening, all creativity. This Word manifests itself in every creature.” – Hildegard von Bingen, speaking of Viriditas, the Green Flame.